Sexual harassment, or someone falsely accused of it, can make a victim’s work life a living Hell. It’s a form of discrimination based on a person’s sex that is illegal under federal and state law.
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. It can also include offensive remarks about a person’s sex.
- To be an illegal act, at issue must be more than simple teasing, offhand comments or isolated incidents that are not serious.
- This kind of harassment becomes illegal when it’s so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when the victim suffers an adverse employment decision (such as being fired or demoted).
- The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker or a client or customer.
The Bloom Firm represents employees and employers in sexual harassment cases. If you are being subjected to sexual harassment, or an employee of your business has been accused of sexual harassment, contact us so we can discuss the accusations, the facts of the case and how our representation can help protect your rights and interests. Don’t wait to contact us. There are firm deadlines on filing sexual harassment claims. Missing a deadline will probably result in losing your ability to pursue legal action.